Screen Printing Rubber Squeegee Blade Roll
Squeegee Blade Roll:3.7m length , 9mm width x 50mm height
Squeegee Blade available in different durometer sizes.
• 60 durometer squeegees are the softest available, and are used for more delicate printing. A softer blade flexes more
than a hard blade, and works best with thinner inks. 60 durometer squeegees also are great for high density printing
since they allow a larger amount of ink to roll through the stencil.
• 70/75 durometer squeegees are a medium hardness, and are the most commonly used. A 70 durometer squeegee blade
works well with almost any screen printing application, and it is a great starter option for the beginning screen printer.
• 80 durometer squeegees are very stiff and are great for more intricate print jobs. 80 durometer screen printing squeegees
are great for printing with thicker screen printing inks such as whites and other opaque plastisols.
Printing squeegee come in different shapes, such as straight edge, round (bull nose) or double bevel (bevelled edge
also come in different angles). The bevel squeegee are used by bottle printers or hard surface printing. There are textile
printers who use bevel edge for fine textile printing.(please specify in notes which duro you wish to order) we carry
double, triple and bull nose squeegee.
Achieving the best screen printing performance and productivity is greatly dependent on the selection of the correct
squeegee for the application and proper squeegee maintenance. When printing, monitor production time and rotate
squeegees frequently. (The necessary rotation frequency is dependent on the ink / solvent system involved in the
application) By doing so, you will achieve a more uniform print quality and increase the life of your squeegees.
A squeegee should always be wiped clean and dry following removal from the press and stored in a dry environment
at room temperature. The blade should be allowed to recover from the ink and solvent attack and rest for a period of
24 hours. It can then be placed back into production, or if necessary re-sharpened and placed back into production.
Polyurethane squeegees should always be stored flat in a dry (50% Relative Humidity) environment at room temperature.
(approximately 60-70 degrees F) Storage at temperatures below 60 degrees F may show an increase in durometer. This
increase has no influence on the physical properties or the performance of the polyurethane. Under these storage conditions,
the shelf life of the squeegee is approximately one year. Older squeegees often show increased printing performance.